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Hudson 3 Essentials

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  • Run Hudson 3 as a standalone application for testing and evaluation
  • Deploy Hudson 3 to an existing application server
  • Secure your Hudson 3 installation and configure backups
  • Install Hudson 3 plugins to add additional functionality
  • Master the basics of writing Hudson 3 plugins
  • Create a Hudson 3 job to build a software project using Ant, Maven, or Gradle
  • Execute tests and generate reports for your Hudson 3 jobs



Continuous integration (CI) with automated test execution has been widely adopted in recent years. The concept behind CI has changed how companies look at Build Management, Release Management, Deployment Automation, and Test Orchestration. Hudson is a CI solution that provides executives, business managers, software developers, and architects with a better sense of the development progress and code quality of projects throughout their development life cycle.

A fast-paced and hands-on introduction to the key features of Hudson 3. You will be introduced to tools that can be used to improve the quality of software development projects. You will also learn how to install and secure Hudson in a variety of IT environments.

Staring with a brief introduction to Hudson and how it helps many IT organizations deliver high quality software, Hudson 3 Essentials will show you how Hudson can be installed and deployed in various environments. You will also be guided through the different methods of securing your Hudson installation.

Moving on from the basics, you will be introduced to several important Hudson plugins and learn how to extend its functionality by developing your own plugins. You will be shown how Hudson can be used to build different types of applications and how it can deploy a web application to an application server. Finally, you will discover how Hudson can be used to perform automated testing on software applications, and how to generate reports that describe the results.

  • A practical guide that will teach you how to deploy Hudson 3 on an open source application server
  • Run Hudson 3 in standalone mode for testing and evaluation
  • Learn how to build, test, and deploy your applications with Hudson
Page Count 124
Course Length 3 hours 43 minutes
Date Of Publication 11 Dec 2013


Lloyd H. Meinholz

Lloyd Meinholz is currently a senior developer and architect at a mid-sized company building enterprise applications. He has been building web applications using Linux, Java, and many other technologies for over 13 years. Lloyd has mostly focused on server side development and often deals with topics around building and deployment. Lloyd has been programming for over 25 years.